Saturday, March 29, 2008

Jake's Hammock

This is a picture of me in my new hammock. Mom bought it just for ME because I often get chased of the big people's bed at night by Cookie. Since it is MINE, ALL MINE, no other cat better go near MY bed. Because it is MINE, MINE, just MINE. In this picture, I'm looking at my sister, Sophie. I'm giving her my back off, You. I see you eyeing my new soft sleeping spot. If you know what's good for you, you'll hop up on the people bed and curl up over there. There is no room for you here and besides this is MINE, ask Mom.
If you see anycat near my hammock, shoo them away for me please. I don't think they'll dare, because I've told them all to stay away.

"Oh this is comfy! That Jake can kiss my fluffy tail, if he thinks I'm going to stay out of this hammock. Brothers!" :::shaking her head:::.

Friday, March 28, 2008

I'm in the doghouse!

I was put in time out last night. By my own mother! Yes, I pounced on Kali. Yes, I meant to hurt her. But what Mom doesn't understand is that she was threatening my other sister, Cookie. Now I have been putting up with a LOT lately from that old sister of mine. She is constantly in my face telling me that I'm not the head cat, when everyone knows that's just a lot of bull. But when I heard her mouthing off at Cookie, I lost my patience. I've always protected her from Kali as long as she has been here. Another thing is that no kitty here gets along with her. She's mean to everyone except Mom. 

So today my plan is to stick close to Mom and show her how loving I can be. As soon as she leaves the house, I'm going to pounce that big sister again. But please don't tell mom, I don't need to be locked away again.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

We're Back for a Visit, at least.

Three cheers for my aunt Ruth, who has lent Mom her work laptop while mom 's is being fixed. 
Auntie is also a teacher who's on vacation this week. Auntie's district distributes laptops to each teacher. Mom wishes her district could afford to do the same. Of course, since Mom has a habit of cracking laptop screens, perhaps it's best that she doesn't have a work laptop. There is finally a little good news regarding mom's computer. When she took it in to get fixed yesterday, one of the Apple employees recommended taking to a third party repair place, which Mom didn't even know existed. After calling them, she was quoted a price a little bit more than half of what Apple wanted for the same job.  Not only that, but the shop promise a 24 hour turn around. Whoo, Hoo! This is VERY good news. The store is a bit far away, but Mom's heading over there as soon as the traffic dies down.          

On to more important topics--US! Mom put together Jake's hammock and he loves it. What Mom? Later? Please forgive my mom's bad manners. She now "claims" that she has to run and take her computer to the repair shop, before the big machines stop up the freeways. Since it's our computer too and Mom says that it means more cuddle time in the long run, we're allowing her to post this without our news. Don't worry, we'll make sure she lets us back on here soon.
Bye, bye! We can't wait to get to your blogs and read them. It's been so hard being away from you all for this long.
Tyler and Sibs

Thursday, March 20, 2008


I think it was just last month that I wrote about how Mom had destroyed her laptop by spilling water on it. Well, after spending quite a lot of money to fix it, she opened it this morning to find the screen cracked. And this is her third cracked screen within a two year period. We think the laptop may have dropped off of the recliner onto the carpeted floor when Cookie jumped down from the recliner. It was in it's protective case...but it wasn't the super-duper thick case that Mom bought after the last cracked screen. The one she swore she would use faithfully, until it arrived from Amazon and she felt how heavy the thing was....

Mom is feeling extremely stupid, careless and persecuted by the bad Macbook karma fairy. She also wishes she had asked Camie's mom (of Camie's Kitties) who wrote a comment saying that she had insurance covering her computer. Mom now really wants to know where does one get computer insurance. Is it part of home insurance? She asked our local Mac genius at the Mac store in the mall and he said that maybe it was conected to making the computer purchase with a credit card that offered such insurance. Now that would have been a smart move.

Mom hasn't figured out what she's going to do exactly about buying a new computer or having the old one fixed. Needless to say, we may not be around at all for the next week. Mom's going on vacation from work and that's where her current computer is located. Waaaaaaaaaaaaah!

There is so much to post about and so little time. Mom will post again tomorrow to tell of happier news. Right now we have to get going. Hugs and headbutts to all of our friends. We hope to convince her to just get that new computer, right now.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

It Already Arrived!

Mom came home and found a white box by our front door. When she looked at the return address she was pleased to see that the hammock had arrived. She brought it in and put it down quietly because in the other hand she had a shopping bag from our favorite store, Pet Club. 
Right away Jake convinced Mom to play chase with the new wand toy with him and Sophie. Jake has so much energy that he's taken up the habit of finding a stack of Mom's important business papers and just tearing them up. He lies on top of the papers and reaches down with his mouth and just rips away, moving his head from side to side, as if he were chewing a mouses head off. Mom figured out the boy is bored. Even though he has several play-it-alone toys, he requires at least two half an hour sessions of play with mom a day.
Fairly soon Cookie came over and went into a sniffing frenzy around the white box. Mom knew that it could be the wonderful smell of the Forty Paws gang, but with Cookies intensity, she thought there must be something else besides a hammock in that box. When mom opened the box, I, Cookie, Jake and Sophie all scrambled a top her to get a wiff. Uh and after reading the note, it was confirmed. Primo organic NIP had been sprinkled throughout the contents of the box. Cookie who doesn't play around where NIP is involved, claimed the soft fleecy fabric for herself. She plopped her entire fat self right on top of the fabric part of the hammock that was on Momma's lap and that was that. She growled at all us other cats who tried to sniff the fabric. We had to content ourselves with nip that was deposited on the PCV tubes. Mom said we have to wait until the weekend for her to assemble the hammock. She needs to rest up before attempting the mechanical thinking that she fears may be involved. This is a very busy week for Mom after work. Friday is her turn to bring in treats for the school staff. She likes people to feel taken care of, so she likes to provide different foods, for different palates.
Besides, Jake has been sleeping on the bed this week with Cookie mysteriously sleeping in other secret spots. So no one will suffer if she waits to assemble the hammock.

Returning to the topic of Jake's hyper nature...he absolutely has a fit when mom tries to put our harness on him, so she ordered a new type of harness. This is a picture of a different kitty in it. We just ordered
it yesterday.

Mom also ordered extra balls for his "Peek-a-Prize" Toy Box, a Panic Mouse and other toys that will hopefully be self-entertaining. She even ordered him new cat DVD's called "Mewvie DVD Collection." She's hoping to create a toy rotation system to keep the guy happily busy. He has become the most affectionate of cats. When mom scratches his back he covers her hand with kisses. 

Does anyone have advice for dealing with a hyper kitten? We're grateful that Mom picked him because he's the type that would drive other people insane and may have been returned to the shelter for his misbehaving ways. As naughty as he is, he's five times as cute, or so my Mom says. He's not going anywhere. Except maybe up a wall.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Don't Tell Jake, but He's Getting a Hammock

Jake: Mom, why did Maw say that I had to watch out for the guy in blue shorts on Monday or Tuesday?
Mom: Oh, there might be a secret something coming your way.
Jake: I like it when the blue short guy rings the doorbell because then I get a chance to run, run, run. 
Mom: Uh Jake, I'm going to be at work when your blue shorts guy comes. Nobody's going to be answering the door. 
Jake: Drat.
Mom: Have you forgotten that you're getting something special from the Forty Paws?
Jake:Can I have a hint?
Mom: It's something that all of your sisters and brother cats have been admiring.
Jake: And it's just for me?
Mom: I got it with you in mind, but I imagine you'll be sharing it.
Jake: I like to share!
Mom: We'll see if Cookie feels like sharing it wth you.
Jake: Mom, last night she growled at me and wouldn't let come into the sleep room with everyone else. 
Mom: I know, Sweetie. She can be such a tyrant that girl. But you do sort of stalk her during the day, and get on her nerves.
Jake: I like to see how close I can get before she hisses at me.
Mom: Oh Jake.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Sophie:  I'm sitting here waiting for my darling meezer Castor to show up for a good long snuggle on this lazy Sunday morning. Once he gets here Mom's going to open the stinky goodness to share with him. Since his family had to leave him and his brother Pollux we've been transporting back and forth a lot. His brother looks so much like my sweetie that I have to be very careful who I curl up with. Pollux is a lot of fun to be around too because he likes to play with the toys. Although I'm shy like Castor, Pollux and my brother Jake have a wonderful time together racing through the house and wrastling each other. Everyone here loves it when the Meezer Brothers make there way over here. Happy Sunday everyone.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Fangs on a Sunday Morning

This is my "Hurry up already, Mom, or else," look.